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First Steps 

Learning Abroad will provide you with one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences or your academic career! We are here to help you choose a program and make the most out of it! You are welcome to send us an e-mail at or come into our office in Union room 159 Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except for holidays).

Here is our advice on how to get started:

1. Start a Program Search

  • Use criteria to search for the program that's the best fit for you
  • Search by location, term, program type, language of instruction, field of study (major), etc.
  • Review our Affordable Programs page for more information on identifying a program that meets your budgeting goals

Search for Programs

2. Complete Learning Abroad 101

  • This is a one-time information session that can be completed in person or on-line. All students must complete this 45-60 minute session in person or online before meeting with a coordinator or submitting an application. Our office will check off this requirement on your application within 5 business days.
  • All Learning Abroad 101 information can be made available in an alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services. The Center for Disability Services will work with you and Learning Abroad to make arrangements for accommodations.

Learning Abroad 101 Virtual

Join a Learning Abroad staff member for a virtual Learning Abroad 101 session. We highly recommend this option!

  • Questions are welcome! All of our presenters have learned abroad themselves and are happy to help!
  • Please enter the meeting on time and stay for the entire duration of the session.
  • All session dates, times, and login instructions are found on our Calendar.


Learning Abroad 101 Online 

If you are unable to attend our in-person session, register for online Learning Abroad 101 by emailing us your:

  • First and last name
  • UNID
  • Indicate if you are a main campus (Salt Lake City) or Utah Asia Campus (UAC) student
  • Request to be added to Learning Abroad 101

Log in to complete Learning Abroad 101 when you receive an e-mail invitation from Canvas indicating “Now Open."

 Request to complete Learning Abroad 101 Online

3. Identify your Goals

Maybe you want to use your time abroad to hone your language skills, conduct research that will prepare you for graduate school, focus on developing career skills, or engage with the local community. Identifying what you want to get out of your program is a critical step to the application process. Once you've completed Learning Abroad 101, feel free to meet with your Learning Abroad Coordinator if you're having trouble with this. 

Request an Appointment   

4. Determine Academic Needs

If you want your Learning Abroad Program to be incorporated into your academic plan, you will want to discuss this with your Academic Advisor(s) early on so that they can help you identify what requirements you need to fulfill before graduation. 

Find your Academic advisor  University of Utah Academic Advising

5. Begin your Application 

After you have found your perfect program you are ready to start an online application! 

Learn More About the Application Process

Application Deadlines:

Term you plan to Learn Abroad

Available Program Type


Fall/Fall Break/Academic Year

Exchange March 1
Global Campus May 1
Affiliate/Faculty-led June 1
Spring/Spring Break/Calendar Year  Exchange September 15 
Global Campus October 1
Affiliate/Faculty-led November 1
Winter Break Faculty-led October 1
Summer  Faculty-Led February 15
Affiliate/Global Campus April 1
Last Updated: 5/28/21